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Someone out here, please help me…I began the Hamptons Real Estate Blog nearly a year ago on Blogger. Sure, I read all the comments that Blogger was inferior, but I just figured that was feedback from “techno-snobs” who wanted greater functionality and didn’t mind paying for their blog hosting.

After all, I began developing relationships with my blog, made blogfriends, even got linked by colleagues whom I respect greatly. Gosh, one of my new fav blogbuddies even brought Barbara and me a couple dozen fresh, delicious clams (thanks again, Joe). My ranking on technorati was climbing, not exponentially, but consistently. I was just about to break the 100,000 ranking.

Then, as I was posting sometime in September, my eye caught the invitation to switch to Blogger Beta.
BETTER (they said),
IMPROVED (they promised),
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH (they tantalized).
Well, I might just as well have clicked on a porn site that is in partnership with a Viagra’d dating community. I’m stuck, bombarded, and can’t get out.

I have been sending email to the Blogger Help gROUP, hELP AT bLOGGER bETA, ANYONE i CAN. aLL i WANTED TO DO WAS GO BACK TO THE original bLOGGER (look I’m so upset, I’m not even paying attention to my caps button). But there are NO INSTRUCTIONS on Blogger or Blogger Beta whatsoever to do this!!!

THE “BLOG THIS” BUTTON ON THE GOOGLE TOOLBAR DOESN’T WORK WITH BLOGGER BETA!

BLOGGER HELP GROUP WON’T LET ME JOIN FOR SOME REASON!!

I CAN’T LEAVE COMMENTS ON NON-BETA BLOGS!!!

I’M STIFLED!!!!

THIS IS NOT WHAT BLOGGING IS ALL ABOUT!!!!!

THE HAMPTONS REAL ESTATE BLOG IS DYING!!!!!!

IT’S NO FUN BLOGGING ANYMORE.

I just want out of Blogger and Blogger Beta.

If anyone can suggest how to transfer my Hamptons Real Estate Blog to another blog host, I’m all ears. I’d prefer not to join a pay service, because I’m now up to about $2,000 per month with all the $39.99 services that have been adding up in today’s “pay-for-what-used-to-be-free-or-things-that-you-don’t-need-that-didn’t-previously-exist” world.

Any ideas? I’m fading, folks…really. md

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